A New Smile Was the Best Investment of My Life

A New Smile Was the Best Investment of My Life

Tips on How to Care for Dental Implants

Oscar Allen

Each year, there are many people who decide to request dental implants, mostly for aesthetic reasons. While these dental items do a great job at mimicking the appearance of natural teeth, their longevity essentially depends on how well they are provided with care. In fact, after receiving dental implants, the professional dentist will tell you that unless you maintain them properly, they will fail much sooner than initially anticipated. If you've just opted to receive dental implants and want to learn a few tips on how to care for them, then this article is for you.

Lack of care leads to gum disease

One way to understand why you must care for your dental implants is to know that lack of care leads to gum disease. As the dental condition progresses, the bones featured in the gum area will be attacked, and eventually disappear thereby causing the whole jaw structure to begin to fail. The good news with gum disease is that performing regular maintenance will prevent you from experiencing periodontal disease.

Tips that you need to apply

These include but aren't limited to

  • Brushing with a powered toothbrush
  • Flossing
  • Using mouth rinses

Professional dentists typically recommend the use of powered toothbrushes because their brush heads are considerably smaller than manual toothbrushes'. This is very important because it enables you to access the areas that are located at the back of your mouth more easily, such as the space between your implant and the neighboring tooth.

Regardless of how well you brush your teeth, certain oral areas will still remain improperly brushed. To clean those, you'll need to apply flossing. Such areas include the sides of the tooth supporting the dental implant and the space around and between the abutment posts.

Although the use of mouth rinses may seem to be a no-brainer for some people, it still needs to be included among the most essential tips that any dental implants' recipient must know and apply. The primary function of mouth washes is to minimize the buildup of plaque in the oral area. As you might know, plaque typically appears between natural and artificial teeth, as a result of the accumulation of germs. Using a mouth rinse reduces this accumulation, and thus prevents the formation of plaque.

Caring for dental implants is similar to caring for natural teeth in many ways. If you apply the tips featured in this article, you'll guarantee the longevity of your dental implants. For more information, talk to a professional like Dr. James A. Dempsey.


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A New Smile Was the Best Investment of My Life

I grew up in a home with parents who did not insist on good dental hygiene. By the time I was old enough to know better, some damage had already been done. I had many cavities, crooked teeth, and some discoloration on my teeth. I knew it would not be easy to take my smile from where it was to where it is today, but I was determined to finally have nice teeth. I visited a dentist who was very nice and never judged me. We made a dental plan together. Spreading the procedures out over time made it much easier to afford them. I now have almost perfect teeth after all that hard work! I created this blog to help others who have dental problems that stem from bad childhood habits know there is hope! It is never too late to start seeing the dentist!